Resharper 4 and Visual Studio 2008 on a laptop

Hi, I'm looking at getting a new laptop which will have 2Ghz CPU (c2d T3000) and 2GB DDR2 RAM. Could anyone take a guess as to whether this system could happily run Vista, VS 2008 and Resharper 4, because that's the main thing I'm going to be using on it?

My last laptop I bought in 2005 but really struggled with XP, VS 2005 and Resharper. I don't want the same problem again.

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Probably. I am using XP, 2008, and ReSharper on a 2GB notebook. My guess is that the bigest concern you will have is that on large solutions, the ReSharper background analysis (such as solution-wide analysis) may exhaust the VS2008 address space for add-ins. This is a virtual address space limitation, so there is not much you can do about it if you encounter this problem.

Also, all other aCS2008 dd-ins share the same address space, so take care.

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I've done serious development for quite some time on a similar machine, and would suggest that you go to 4GB of memory, as you'll be much happier.

If your solution gets large enough, your next stop will be at /3GB and the LARGEADDRESSAWARE switches on Windows and devenv.exe respectively.

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Hello,

Probably. I am using XP, 2008, and ReSharper on a 2GB notebook. My
guess is that the bigest concern you will have is that on large
solutions, the ReSharper background analysis (such as solution-wide
analysis) may exhaust the VS2008 address space for add-ins. This is a
virtual address space limitation, so there is not much you can do
about it if you encounter this problem.


In R# 4, Solution-Wide Analysis uses a separate address space for its caches.
And this really helps … a bit. Because there still is a large amount of data
left to be stored in the main process, for the regular features to work.


Serge Baltic
JetBrains, Inc — http://www.jetbrains.com
“Develop with pleasure!”


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Hello,

Hi, I'm looking at getting a new laptop which will have 2Ghz CPU (c2d
T3000) and 2GB DDR2 RAM. Could anyone take a guess as to whether this
system could happily run Vista, VS 2008 and Resharper 4, because
that's the main thing I'm going to be using on it?


I'd either change Vista to XP or 2GB to something larger. In my experience,
the Vista + VS + R# + debugging-your-app pack is getting quite naughty when
limited to 2GB physical (unless your solutions are small to medium in size).
Well, it works, of course, but is pleasant on small solutions only.

As the CPU is AMD64 anyway, I'd try taking the 64bit flavor of Vista to give
more address space to Visual Studio (~3.5G versus 2G), which nearly prevents
the out-of-memories (this does not mean it will actually eat up more than
2G, but rather the address space fragmentation will not matter so much).
But the overall system stability will be slightly lower with 64bit.


Serge Baltic
JetBrains, Inc — http://www.jetbrains.com
“Develop with pleasure!”


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I agree with the others that you should consider Vista x64 with 4GB RAM. I
have a notebook with 2GHz CoreDuo CPU, 2GB RAM running Vista x86 and
recently compared a notebook with 2GHz Core2Duo CPU, 4GB RAM running Vista
x64 and the difference is quite dramatic.

Also make sure you get a reasonably fast 7200-RPM hard drive. I initially
went with the stock 5400-RPM drive and it was slow as a snail. I purchased a
Hitachi 200GB 7200-RPM notebook drive from NewEgg for about $250 and it made
a world of difference.

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Hi, I'm looking at getting a new laptop which will have 2Ghz CPU (c2d
T3000) and 2GB DDR2 RAM. Could anyone take a guess as to whether this
system could happily run Vista, VS 2008 and Resharper 4, because that's
the main thing I'm going to be using on it?

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My last laptop I bought in 2005 but really struggled with XP, VS 2005 and
Resharper. I don't want the same problem again.

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Be aware of PCI impact on 32-bit systems (CPU or OS). Check this for more information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us

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